Spanish Foundries Ecosystem
Frontend Silicon Photonics: The Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona (IMB-CNM) holds the silicon nitride Photonic Platform for PIC prototyping. The IMB-CNM mission is to carry out applied research based on micro and nanotechnologies, mainly focused on the development of components and micro and nano systems. Backend hybrid integration: UPVfab is the micro-fabrication R+D and pilot line cleanroom facility located at the Universitat Politècnica de Valencia. Our mission is to perform transversal activities to serve and educate the academic and industry communities around micro and nanofabrication.
Frontend III-V Photonics: A new state-of-the-art foundry for III-V-Semiconductor-based photonics, called SPARC will be located in Vigo (Spain). This new company will consist of a 1.600 m2 cleanroom for wafer production, and a research center that will assist customers in bringing fully-certified photonic products to the market.